Sean McElwee,

Sean McElwee

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  • Unknown
  • The New York Times
  • Slate
  • Data for Progress
  • The Nation
  • Gotham Gazette
  • In These Times
  • HuffPost
  • NBC News
  • Dissent Magazine
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Past articles by Sean:

If Biden wants to unite the country, one thing is clear: Dump the corporate lobbyists

Americans are divided and polarized, yes. But large majorities want to curb corporate influence in government → Read More

Beyond Trump: Despite the setbacks of 2020, progressives now have a real path to power

Was this a bad year for the left? Only in the headlines — at ground level, progressives have made major gains → Read More

How to make Joe Biden's administration the most progressive in history

Biden has moved left in important ways. Bernie's voters should support him — and push for a progressive cabinet → Read More

Why Joe Biden Should Look to His Left

Progressive ideas don’t just turn out the vote. They win votes. → Read More

Don’t Be Fooled. Chief Justice John Roberts Is as Partisan as They Come.

He says he is concerned about the Supreme Court’s legitimacy in the eyes of the public. He should worry. → Read More

If the Green New Deal Is to Succeed, It Will Have to Outdo Its Namesake

FDR’s signature achievement did not make life easier for every group and class in America. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is wrong — at least about the future of the Supreme Court

RBG says she's worried that expanding the Supreme Court might "look partisan." Yeah. That ship has sailed → Read More

Buy Clean Reduces Emissions, Empowers Unions and is Popular —

The Green New Deal aims to leverage the full resources of the United States economy—public and private—to take on twin crises of climate and inequality. While taxation, regulation and investment (and the occasional cow fart and mythical train to Hawaii) have featured prominently in most debates abou → Read More

New York Has a Chance to Change Voting Forever

In a state with massive registration gaps and abysmal turnout rates, automatic voter registration is the course correction we need. → Read More

Why Won't New York State Take Bold Action on Climate Change?

With the federal government gridlocked, it’s time for states to act. → Read More

Democrats Should Have Called McConnell’s Bluff and Voted ‘Yes’ on the Green New Deal

New polls show people want bold action on climate–and grassroots organizing is well underway. → Read More

People Actually Like the Green New Deal

Mitch McConnell’s show vote in the Senate on Tuesday rejected the plan, but Republicans may come to regret their mockery. → Read More

Why Primary Challenges Might Sneak Up on Democrats In 2020

A Resistance-left alliance could oust incumbents and pull the party left. → Read More

Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters

The young in particular are slipping away. → Read More

Young People Really, Really Want A Green New Deal

New polling data shows that millennials are more enthusiastic than older generations about radical efforts to save the planet and create jobs. → Read More

Young People Really, Really Want a Green New Deal

New polling data show that millennials are more enthusiastic than older generations about radical efforts to save the planet and create jobs. → Read More

Now’s the Time for Automatic Voter Registration in New York

Gotham Gazette is an online publication covering New York policy and politics as well as news on public safety, transportation, education, finance and more. → Read More

How the Left Can Win in 2020: Primary Centrist Democrats in Blue Districts

Progressives such as Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Deb Haaland and Rashida Tlaib show how insurgent candidates can push the whole party left. → Read More

This Election's Greatest Wave Could Come Down-Ballot. Way Down-Ballot.

It's local elections where the progressive wave is strongest. → Read More

Millennials aren't apathetic, they're remaking the Democratic Party. Here's how.

An increasing body of research suggests there is little limit to how far left young progressives are willing to go. → Read More